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New Years Eve Day 2013 [Photos and Videos]

On December 31, 2013, the Crocker Art Museum hosted a mid day festival of New Year’s traditions from around the world. In celebration of the New Year a “world ball” was dropped at noon. It was a day for kids of all ages. Dancing, singing, costumes, and merriment filled the Teel Family Pavilion at the museum.

Father Time was present with his hour glass full of sand. Here are photos of the few minutes leading up to the ball drop.

 

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The Ball dropped right at noon to the Placer Ume Taiko Drum beat. Click below for the video.

Much dancing ensued with kids literally pushing their way through to the dance floor.

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Traditional Japanese drumming celebration was performed by Placer Ume Taiko.

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The kids were enthralled.

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Here is a video of the Taiko drumming.

With authentic Bavarian flair the Sacramento Turn Verein Alpentanzer Schuhplatter Band and Dancers showed what a New Year’s celebration might be like in Austria or Germany.

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A video of the dancing.

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The kids were led in a singalong by an African folktale puppet theater by C.W. Hurni. Here are photos of the puppet masters engaging the children.

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The event was strongly attended. From the looks of the children’s faces and the smiling parents a good time was had by all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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